Archive for June, 2010

A GTDer in Belgium shares his success
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A GTDer in Belgium shares his success

A Community Contribution from Jan Cherlet Hi fellow GTD’ers, April 9, 2009 was the morning that changed my life. For the 4th time that week, I woke up at 4 am and couldn’t close another eye because of all the things I had to do (recognise this?). But this time I got up and surfed […]

David Allen listed in top 140 Tweeters
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David Allen listed in top 140 Tweeters

We know many of you follow David Allen on Twitter (if not and you want to, he’s @GTDGuy). He was named in the top 140 most popular Tweeters by Huffington Post. Some of you have asked if DA does his own Tweets. Absolutely! Every one of them. You’re getting the man himself. If you’re not […]

A GTD implementation story
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A GTD implementation story

Nate Burgos passed along a great interview he did with Digital Media Project Manager Steve Dale about GTD.  It’s always interesting to hear how others have implemented GTD and what their journey has been. Here’s an excerpt: What’s your advice to people who aspire to get organized and stick to it? If you’ve ever wanted […]

The commitments you make – tips from David Allen
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The commitments you make – tips from David Allen

Question: Projects are my stumbling block. In fact, what do you do when everything you pick up seems to be yet another project (a multi-step thing to do)?  The other options are easy to me compared to managing the multi-step things to be done. David Allen: Big key is simply to keep track of them […]

Using GTD for a job search
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Using GTD for a job search

Michael, a GTDer in the community, shared with through the cracks. It really amazed me how well, with a few modifications, the GTD system could handle the job search. We’ve also heard from people using GTD on their resumes. Have you? What would you say about your GTD skills that would stand out to prospective […]

Getting started with GTD
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Getting started with GTD

On our LinkedIn GTD Group, there’s an interesting discussion going on about how to get started with GTD.  Here’s what member Rosemarie had to say: I have found that GTD is one of those things where you just need to jump in and try something. I find that my system is just altering a little […]

Saying No – Keys from David Allen
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Saying No – Keys from David Allen

Excerpt from David Allen’s essay in this month’s Productive Living newsletter: Deciding that you’re not going to do something is a subtle and critical component of Getting Things Done and is one of the most challenging aspects of self-management. Most of us hate to say “no”—to ourselves and to others. But there are practical things […]

GTD & Email
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GTD & Email

Dear David Allen: I am looking for a guide/product about using email so that one’s worklife does not become overwhelmed with email.  We are an office of 30 people, and we have gotten in the habit of emailing each other rather than walking down the hall to talk.  We don’t have time to talk since […]

Things and OmniFocus for GTD
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Things and OmniFocus for GTD

A Community Contribution from Jason Verly For anyone who uses a Mac and utilizes the GTD method, you may eventually look into what software you can use to help manage your project and next action lists. Currently you.

You are in control when you can see it all
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You are in control when you can see it all

No matter what level or field we find ourselves on, whether it is the corporate/professional aspect or our personal/home life, we set priorities and act on what we think is important. We could call that “simplifying” our lives. And by that we do not mean lowering our standards, but rather focusing on the ones that […]